Maryland’s 8th District

For Immediate Release

November 21, 2015

CONTACT:  Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527

Van Hollen Statement on the Death of Anita Datar

Rockville, MD – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on the death of Anita Datar, a constituent who was killed in the recent attacks in Mali:

“Our hearts break at the loss of Anita Datar, whose good deeds made the world a better place. I offer my deepest condolences to her family and friends. Anita’s kindness will live on through her lifetime of work for others – from her service in the Peace Corps, to the nonprofit she founded to improve access to women’s health care, to her distinguished career in international development. We should honor her work and her ultimate sacrifice by rededicating ourselves to the pursuit of a more free, compassionate, and just world.”